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Business Development Manager – GHD

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Peter Dunn, GHD Business Development Manager, has been pioneering Indigenous economic development through advancing Indigenous enterprise in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. He is advising a number of Indigenous enterprises to grow their market share and capacity develop. He is a business mentor to some of Australia’s leading Indigenous businesses, and in some cases founded them, including Northern Project Contracting, Barpa Construction, National Aboriginal Construction Partners, Gilimbaa Creative Agency and Kokatha Pastoral Company.

Peter has over 30 year’s experience working with and alongside Indigenous communities both in Australia and developing countries. Peter pioneered a Remote Area Family Support Service model in Cape York between 1980-85. During a 15 year career as a senior academic in social science and Indigenous health was appointed founding Director of the Australian Rural Health Research Institute and a founder of the Centre for Rural and Remote Social Policy. Peter was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in recognition of his human services to remote and rural Australia.

More recently he has 12 year’s experience with designing and delivering Indigenous programs in developing countries principally, Indonesia, PNG, Philippines and Solomon Islands.

Peter was instrumental in GHD winning 7 national awards in 2012 for Indigenous Leadership including the national Consult Australia Award.

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